The Wright Amendment expired in October, meaning that Southwest Airlines doesn’t have to make stops in cities like Amarillo. The airline can fly non-stop from destinations to hubs anywhere in the United States.
Amarillo Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Buzz David said AEDC is keeping an eye on the issue, but has no grasp yet on potential consequences for Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. The airport generates an estimated $333 million in regional economic activity, according to the most recent data from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Details from the Amarillo Globe-News can be found here.